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The 12 Signs of Chinese Horoscope and their Ruling Years


Year of the RAT


	 Ranking order                : First
	 Hours ruled by the RAT       : 11pm - 1am
	 Direction of its sign        : Directly North
	 Season and principal month   : Winter December
	 Corresponds to Western sign  : Sagittarius
	 Fixed Element                : Water
	 Stem                         : Positive

Year: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Greatest Affinity : Dragon, Monkey
Greatest Enmity : Horse

	Charming and humourous, honest and meticulous. Although they can give good advice, they cannot necessarily decide for themselves. May be power hungry, petty or greedy, Bright, sociable and highly ambitious. A true opportunist to reach the target. Passionate and good to her lover. Yet likes to gamble and spend lavishly.

The charm of the Rat personality is as universally known and loved as the Walt Disney character, Mickey Mouse. He could be forthright and honest but in such a disarming manner that you find yourself at a disadvantage.

Remarkably easy to get along with, hard working and thrifty, he will be generous only to those he is inordinately fond of, so if you get an expensive gift from him, you should certainly rate yourself high in his esteem. However, in spite of his penny-pinching ways, he will never be found wanting for admirers as he emits such fantastic appeal.

Year of the OX


	 Ranking order               : Second
	 Hours ruled by the OX       : 1 am - 3 am
	 Direction of its sign       : North-Northeast
	 Season and principal month  : Winter-January
	 Corresponds to Western sign : Capricorn
	 Fixed Element               : Water
	 Stem                        : Negative

Year: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Greatest Affinity : RoosterSnake
Greatest Enmity : Sheep
Intelligent and self-confident. Patient and methodical, helpful and hardworking. Although they might appear rigid and slow, a kind and active mind is beneath. A Natural born under works systematically, the Ox is responsible for family and believes in authority but is sometimes too stubborn and traditional.

The Ox or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. A person born during this year will be dependable, calm and methodical. A patient and tireless worker, he sticks to routine and conventions. Although he is generally fair-minded and a good listener, it is difficult to make him change his views as he is stubborn and often has strong prejudices.

Still, because of his steady and trustworthy character, the Ox person will be entrusted with positions of authority and responsibility. He will not fall short where duty calls. As a matter of fact, he should be careful not to get carried away.

Year of the TIGER


	 Ranking order               : Third
	 Hours ruled by the TIGER    : 3 am - 5 am
	 Direction of its sign       : East-Northeast
	 Season and principal month  : Winter-February
	 Corresponds to Western sign : Aquarius
	 Fixed Element               : Wood
 	 Stem                        : Positive

Year: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Greatest Affinity : DogHorse
Greatest Enmity : Monkey

Courageous, active, and self-assured, a natural leader, passionate and independent. Possibly restless especially if born at night. Rebellious and dynamic. A warrior and center of attention. Quick tempered but considerate. Affectionate but careless. A roaring success awaits the Tiger.

In the East, the Tiger symbolizes power, passion and daring. A rebellious, colorful and unpredictable character, he commands awe and respect from all quarters. This fearless and fiery fighter is revered as the sign that wards off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.

The Tiger is a fortunate person to have around provided you are prepared for all the activity that comes along with his dynamic personality. The impulsiveness and vivacity of the Tiger person are contagious. His vigor and love of life are stimulating. He will arouse every sort of emotion in people except indifference. In short, the captivating tiger loves being the center of attention.


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